House Bill 578 — Life-sustaining measures for children

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Bill description: Under HB 578, health care professionals must consult the parents or guardians of unemancipated minors before they stop engaging in life-sustaining measures. Rating: +2 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?  HB 578 is …

House Bill 562 — Homestead exemption deadline

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Bill description: HB 562 would remove the current deadline for Idahoans to file for a homestead exemption with their county assessor’s office.  Rating: +1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments?  HB 562 removes the deadline to file for a homestead …

Senate Bill 1368 — Idaho Roadless Rule Implementation Commission

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Bill description: SB 1368 expands the transparency of Idaho’s Roadless Rule Implementation Commission. Rating: +2 Does it create, expand, or enlarge any agency, board, program, function, or activity of government? Conversely, does it eliminate or curtail the size or scope of government?  Idaho’s Roadless Rule Implementation Commission was created to provide a local perspective for federal projects in Idaho’s roadless …

House Bill 565 — Annexation into flood control districts

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Bill description: HB 565 provides for an annexation process, to add land into flood control districts. Rating: -2 Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise compromise government transparency or accountability? Conversely, does it increase public access to information related to government activity or increase government transparency or accountability?  HB 565 would …

House Bill 566 — Personal delivery devices

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Bill description: HB 566 would raise the weight limit on personal delivery devices. Rating: +1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?  A personal delivery device is “an electrically powered device that is operated on sidewalks …

House Bill 550 — College savings income tax credit

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Bill description: HB 550 would provide a tax credit to employers that contribute to their employees’ college savings accounts.  Rating: 0 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Idaho has a college savings program where individuals or parents can save for …